World Cup 14
Prandelli: 'Balotelli not like others'
Cesare Prandelli admits “Mario Balotelli is not like the others, but we want him to be a player and not a personality.”
U21 line-ups: Italy-Israel
Italy could qualify for the European Under-21 Championship semi-finals with a win against hosts Israel tonight.
Buffon: 'Balotelli provoked'
Gigi Buffon again stands up for Mario Balotelli, suggesting he is provoked “because it’s the only way they can stop him.”
Prandelli: 'Balotelli must learn'
Cesare Prandelli was glad Mario Balotelli apologised, but warned “he has to understand he’ll always be provoked and mustn’t lose his calm.”
Mexico Confederations Cup squad
Italy’s opponents Mexico have confirmed their Confederations Cup squad and shirt numbers.
Balotelli: 'I'm sorry'
Mario Balotelli has publicly apologised for his red card and furious reaction. “I need to learn... still.”
'Italy U21 tournament favourites'
“Italy and Holland are the strongest teams in the tournament,” said Israel Coach Guy Luzon ahead of tonight’s Under-21 clash.
Immobile: 'Israel tougher than England'
Italy continue their European Under-21 Championships tonight against hosts Israel and Ciro Immobile feels “it’ll be tougher than England.”
Aquilani: 'Italy not that bad'
Alberto Aquilani insisted the 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic “was not such a poor performance.”
Balotelli: 'Support another country!'
Mario Balotelli took to Twitter to vent his frustration at the red card against the Czech Republic. “You can support another country.”
Damiao out of Confederations Cup
Brazil have lost Leandro Damiao for the Confederations Cup, calling in Atletico Mineiro forward Jo instead.
Buffon: 'Balotelli unlucky'
Gigi Buffon defended Mario Balotelli and felt Italy rarely give their best in June after he rescued a 0-0 draw in the Czech Republic.
Prandelli: 'A valuable point'
Cesare Prandelli insisted “it was a very valuable point” against the Czech Republic, but he will lecture Mario Balotelli after the dismissal.
Balotelli sees red in Prague draw
Mario Balotelli was sent off, but Gigi Buffon’s heroics earned Italy a goalless draw in the Czech Republic.
Mangia: 'Israel will be tough'
Italy won their European Under-21 Championship opener and Devis Mangia warns hosts Israel will be “tough” tomorrow.
Line-ups: Czech Rep-Italy
Milan trio Mario Balotelli, Stephan El Shaarawy and Riccardo Montolivo lead the way as Italy face the Czech Republic tonight.
Ledesma 'disappointed' in Prandelli
Lazio midfielder Cristian Ledesma “is very disappointed with Cesare Prandelli” after receiving only one Italy cap.
Verratti: 'Real Madrid? We'll see'
Marco Verratti ignored questions on whether he’ll join Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. “We’ll see...”
Prandelli hopes De Rossi will stay
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has given his thoughts on the possibility of Daniele De Rossi leaving hometown club Roma this summer.
Prandelli wants three more points
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli insists his side will be looking for victory against the Czech Republic on Friday.
Italy starting XI v Czech Rep
Cesare Prandelli has named the Italy side that will take on the Czech Republic in Friday’s World Cup qualifier.
Balotelli sets sights on Riva’s 35
Mario Balotelli has his eye on becoming the top scorer in the history of the Italian national side – although he has doubts whether he can do it.
‘Italy weak on the counter’
Tomas Rosicky has reflected that the Czech Republic are aware of a particular weakness of Italy’s ahead of tomorrow.
Italy U-21 suffer Marrone injury
Luca Marrone’s European Under-21 Championship may already be over after the Juventus man suffered an injury in the 1-0 win over England.
Bonucci focused on Czech Republic
Italy won’t start thinking about the Confederations Cup until after Friday’s World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic, says Leonardo Bonucci.
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